News & Updates 2015

Happy Winnovation Year 2016!

For 2016, considered by many the Virtual Reality take-off year with potential influence on many aspects of life and business, Winnovart wishes you Authenticity and Alignment in all your endeavours! As a business we have reinvented ourselves in 2015, with … Read more

Merry Christmas!

Winnovart wishes you a peaceful Christmas time, with all-around positive reflections on 2015, a source of inspiration for the year ahead.

SME Instrument outlook 2016 – 2017: increased funding budget & optimized evaluation process

SMEs will be granted EUR 740 million in 2016 -2017 via SME Instrument, EC’s main funding programme addressing highly innovative SME’s. This represent a 44.2% or EUR 200 million increase compared to the total budget 2014-2015, due to the high … Read more

GBP 16 million for China-UK collaborative innovation projects

Up to GBP 16 million are available for China-UK collaborative research and innovation projects that address the socio-economic challenges in China regarding health, energy, agri-food and urbanisation. UK businesses can obtain grants of up to GBP 700.000, whilst Chinese partners … Read more

700 mil. EUR EU funding for SME development in Romania

EUR 700 million are available through the Regional Operational Programme for all types of SMEs until 2020. The first calls for submissions will open in the first trimester of 2016 and will take place annually. Priority Axis 2 of the … Read more


New funding for Energy Efficiency in 2016 – 2017

A new funding call under Horizon 2020 was approved for Energy Efficiency projects with a total budget of EUR 194 million for 2016 and 2017. The eligible projects types are Research & Innovation, Innovation and Coordination & Support and eligible … Read more


EUR 38 million for smart energy metering for energy distribution operators through EU funds

EUR 38 million represents the total budget set aside for the “Promoting clean energy and energy efficiency in order to support the economy with lower carbon emissions” programme. The objective is to fund projects that will implement smart energy metering … Read more

EU Grants of up to 200.000 euro and 100% funding intensity for the development of Romanian micro-enterprises

A new funding programme to support micro-enterprises will be launched the near future., and the deadline for application submissions will be at the end of the year. The programme offers grants of 25,000 – 200,000 euro, 100% funding intensity, supporting micro-enterprises … Read more


Intellectual property in the context of the new funding programmes

Innovation will play a key role in obtaining grants within the 2014-2020  funding period. Over € 1.5 billion is available for the Romanian market until 2020. The focus on innovation will also lead to a distinct pursuit for various types of intellectual … Read more


EUR 59,7 mil. EU funds for the Romanian ICT sector

UPDATE: A new funding programme worth EUR 59.7 mil addressing the Romanian ICT sector will be opened in November 2015. SMEs can now apply individually for grants up to approx. EUR 730.000 and funding intensities up to 100%.  Applications can now be submitted from the 2nd of November 2015 until the 01st of February 2016. The support … Read more


EU Funds – Renewable energy & Energy efficiency

Approx. EUR 160 mil. are available for private companies that develop Renewable energy & Energy efficiency projects. SMEs and Large enterprises across various industries can apply for grants up to EUR 6 mil and funding intensities up to 80%. The … Read more

We are now Winnovart. International business development services

Innovation is a source of rapid growth for the markets that favour it. Being part of such markets or addressing them via different channels can be a valuable source of business opportunity and growth for a variety of sectors. We … Read more


We are now Winnovart. Technology innovation services

Technology is very often at the core of implementing innovation into the business model. When talking traditional industries, especially manufacturing, value chain innovation is the main source of competitive advantage. Superior control of the value chain means superior performance. Whether … Read more


We are now Winnovart. Innovation funding expertise

Funding is always an important issue for enterprises, regardless of their size. Implementing innovation into the business model offers funding versatility, as innovation opens up various funding options both locally and internationally. Grants, state aid schemes, private funding or a … Read more


EU funding for the Romanian ICT sector

A new funding programme worth EUR 59.7 mil addressing the Romanian ICT sector will be opened in October 2015. SMEs can now apply individually for grants up to approx. EUR 730.000 and funding intensities up to 100%. Applications can be submitted from … Read more


We are now Winnovart. Innovation-focused portfolio of services.

After 5 years of successful funding advisory services with focus on grants across a wide range of funding schemes and programmes, we are giving now a new dimension to our company.  Our new name – Winnovart – is part of … Read more


EU funds for the Romanian ICT sector

Update 20 August 2015: The Ministry of EU Funds has announced the annulment of the initial programme and the launch of an updated applicant’s guide for the Action 2.2.1 – Supporting the added value growth generated by the ICT sector and … Read more

EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

EEA & Norway grants Annual Report 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 EEA & Norway grants Annual Report was published, highlighting the achievements under the research and innovation cooperation. Therefore, from the total EUR 371 million invested in innovation and research in this period 232 research organizations and 1500 researchers … Read more


State Aid Scheme for job creation addressing the private sector in Romania

The Romanian Ministry of Finance has announced a new financing opportunity for the private sector within the state aid scheme for the support of investments promoting regional development through job creation. The total budget is EUR 367 mil and grant … Read more


DCCManagement is now Winnovart !

DCCManagement is now Winnovart ! 5 years of successful funding advisory services with focus on grants – expertise in a wide range of funding schemes – a young team with international background and multi-disciplinary expertise – supported investments by SMEs … Read more

EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

The new EEA & Norway grants 2014-2021 cycle

A total budget of EUR 2.8 billion has been forwarded for approval under the EEA & Norway grants scheme for the 2014-2021 funding cycle, with focus on innovation, research and education. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have reached an agreement with … Read more


EU Funds for the Romanian IT&C sector

A new funding programme for supporting the ICT sector in Romania will be launched on August 17, 2015. Applications may be submitted until the receipt of proposals covering 150% of the allocated budget for this call. “Information and communication technology … Read more

Innovation funding in UK – Reopening of the SMART programme

Innovate UK has announced the re-opening of the SMART grant scheme that offers funding to SMEs for R&D projects in science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. Read more

Innovation grants for enterprises in Romania 2015-2020, official launch

The newly launched EU grants for innovation on the Romanian market are more than ever a great opportunity for EU – based enterprises.
After more than 5 months of public consultation, the National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation – OI RESEARCH announced the final applicant’s guide and the opening date of the first calls for projects financed with EU funds in the 2014 – 2020 financial cycle. Read more

SME Instrument 2015 (Horizon 2020) May update

SME Instrument 2015 had its first cut-off date on March the 18th for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects. EASME received a total number of 2183 project proposals out of which 1569 were for Phase 1 and 614 were for Phase 2 projects. Read more

Green Industry Innovation Latvia 2015

Innovation Norway has launched in Latvia a new call of the Green Innovation Industry programme under Norway grants 2009-2014, with deadline for project proposals on 1st of June 2015 Read more

EEA Grants for improving the energy efficiency in the Romanian industry

The funding programme under the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009- 2014 will reopen in the near future, with an improved form as compared to the previous call (2014), which was cancelled. The main objective of the programme is to … Read more

EU grants for the Romanian ICT sector

A new funding programme for the ICT sector on the Romanian market will be soon launched. The programme will support the development of ICT products/services by enterprises or ICT clusters, with funding volumes between  320.000 EUR – 720.000 EUR and … Read more

Funding for flagship innovation project

Winnovart advised on funding a flagship innovation project in the industrial scale professional laundry services, a project implemented by Promar Textil in Brasov, Romania. Under the commercial brand Kromatic, Promar Textil SRL has opened a highly innovative unit for professional … Read more

State Aid Schemes for private sector in Romania

The Romanian Ministry of Finance has announced the budgets for the 2 state aid schemes (SAS) currently available for the private sector: 1. State Aid Scheme for major investments in purchase of assets – This scheme will have a budget … Read more

Green Industry Innovation Bulgaria 2015

The third call for Green Industry Innovation Bulgaria was launched on 22nd of December 2014. The aim of programme is to increase the competitiveness of enterprises through greening of existing industries, green innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more

SME Instrument outlook 2015

After a very successful 2014, with more than 8.000 applications submitted, the Champions League of European SME innovation continues in 2015, with a total funding budget of approx. Read more